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Robert Reyburn BUTLER

(1881-1933)

BUTLER, Robert Reyburn, (grandson of Roderick Randum Butler), a Representative from Oregon; born in Butler, Johnson County, Tenn., September 24, 1881; attended the public schools and Holly Springs College; was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1903; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Mountain City, Tenn.; moved to Condon, Oreg., in 1906 and resumed the practice of law; mayor of Condon, Oreg.; appointed circuit judge for the eleventh judicial district of Oregon and served from February 1909 until his retirement in January 1911; moved to The Dalles in 1911 and resumed the practice of law; member of the State senate 1913-1917 and 1925-1929; elected on November 6, 1928, as a Republican to the Seventieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Nicholas J. Sinnott and on the same day was elected to the Seventy-first Congress; reelected to the Seventy-second Congress and served until his death; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; died in Washington, D.C., January 7, 1933; interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, The Dalles, Oreg.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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